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What are the important events that happened on June 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 28 is the 179th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 186 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 15, 2017 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,976,800 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaheptacontaenneagon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 236 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,650 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 28: This Day In History

In common years it is always in ISO week 26.

This date is the only date each year where both the month and day are different perfect numbers, June 6 being the only date where the month and day are the same perfect number.

June 28 Historical Events

  • 1389
    Battle of Kosovo took place, between Serbian and Ottoman army.
  • 1880
    The Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is captured at Glenrowan.
  • 1948
    Boxer Dick Turpin beats Vince Hawkins at Villa Park in Birmingham to become the first black British boxing champion in the modern era.
  • 1950
    Bodo League massacre: Korean War.
  • 2001
    Slobodan Milošević deported to ICTY to stand trial.

Who were born on June 28?

  • 1900
    Bob Taggart, Scottish centenarian (d. 2009)
  • 1923
    Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver
  • 1947
    Anny Duperey, French film and television actress
  • 1950
    David Lanz, American New Age pianist
  • 1987
    Bailey Tzuke, English singer-songwriter

Who died on June 28?

  • 1385
    Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1348)
  • 2003
    Wim Slijkhuis, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)
  • 2006
    George Page, American television host (b. 1935)
  • 2006
    Peter Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, English barrister, politician and author (b. 1919)
  • 2009
    A. K. Lohithadas, Indian screenwriter, director, and producer (b. 1955)

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